OUR INSTRUCTORS

Sabumnim Christopher Leyesa V Dan- Chief Instructor

 Mr. Christopher Leyesa

Mr. Christopher Leyesa

Mr. Christopher Leyesa started his martial arts training at the age of 7 and currently holds a 5th Dan Black Belt in Taekwon-Do. He is a married father of two sons and one daughter.

Mr. Leyesa has over 20 years of experience teaching students of all ages, including those with special needs.

Mr. Leyesa is also an International Certified Instructor in the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) and has competed and coached very successful athletes and teams on a national and international level.

When it comes to his Taekwon-Do training he learns from Master Nick Malefyt (7th Dan & Regional Director of the USITF, West Caldwell NJ) where he continues his studies in fundamentals, patterns, various forms of sparring, breaking, and self defense.  Master Malefyt is highly respected in his own discipline and has been an inspiration to Mr. Leyesa.  

Mr. Leyesa's award history

Mr. Scott Raff  -3rd Dan

Mr. Scott Raff is a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwon-Do and has been training martial arts for more than 17 years, 15 of which he has spent training under Mr. Leyesa. He graduated with a degree in Business from Temple University.  Currently, Coach Scott works for KPMG and assists in both the juniors and adult Taekwon-Do classes.

Ms. Terry Besch  -3rd Dan

Ms. Terry Besch is a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwon-Do and has been training for over 25 years. She has over a decade of teaching experience ranging from children to adults. Terry is positive role model at our school always showing that you are never too "old" to be training martial arts.  

Assistant Instructors

 

 

Mr. Franco Berrones